Woah. There are few parties in Sydney where people come to dance like they do at Dutty. Maximum jiggling. Intense booty shaking. Great crowd packed into the sweaty Goodgod Danceteria for a night that feels like authentic Caribbean basement party. Big love for everybody that came down, those competed in our Dance off and our winner – Jess Subbs.
Catch you at the next party. Saturday April 26 at Goodgod Small Club. In the meantime, check out Shantan’s dancehall tape…
LA via the universe super producer Exile touches down in Sydney on thursday the 5th of December. He has brought along partner in crime and collaborator Choosey from the Dirty Science camp for their huge live show, which is yep you heard it FREEE. They come through as part of the Monthly Red Bull Music Academy nights held at Sydney’s iconic Goodgod Danceteria. The bill also includes Aus Hip hop Royalty in the form of Chasm running a special Soundsystem set and Sydney’s own The Tongue, with Stolen Records favourite dj of all time Naiki filling the gaps.
Dutty Dancing is back this Saturday, and yes, we are doing the dutty dance off one more time.
The stakes are high with a piece of dancehall reggae history up for grabs as we are give away one of Shabba Rank’s iconic gold ropes* in our competition. In 1994, when in Kingston, Jamaica, Nick Toth won this piece of jewelry from Shabba after settling a dispute in a deadly thumb wrestling match. It could be yours, if your booty reigns supreme in our dance off. To give you a little inspiration for your routine, we have compiled a couple more videos to keep you from doing something a little more productive.
There has been a long standing relationship between hip hop and dancehall reggae. Hip Hop started with DJ Kool Herc, who took the trend of DJs chanting over records in Jamaica and brought it to New York.
Over the last year or so, this influence has been more prominent as American artist have been using Caribbean music as the inspiration for the biggest club bangers. Kanye’s Mercy samples Super Beagle, and almost everything on the Yeezus album has a classic vocal from Capelton, Sizzla or Beenie Man. French Montana’s Freaks, A$AP Ferg’s Shabba Ranks, and of course Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj return to their Caribbean roots to create Twerk It – check out the cameo from DJ Khaled, who’s recent proposal to Nicki was returned with a restraining order.
BUSTA RHYMES TWERK IT (REMIX) FT. NICKI MINAJ
As much as I love Busta’s caricature of dancehall culture – there is a lot more to dancehall dance than simple twerking like Miley Cyrus. In our last article for Goodgod, I put you up on the age old dancehall standards that have been inspiration for most of the dancing you see in hip hop video clips. This time around I am going to introduce you to a couple of more recent trends.
MR VEGAS – BRUK IT DOWN
Like the explosion of Youtube covers, and ‘sweded’ movie trailers, reggae has it’s own viral video trend as young women with wastes of rubber and booties like yo-yos record their own versions of the biggest dances – some of which are generating more hits than the official film clip.
From New York, Miss Likkle Bit’s astounding interpretation of Mr Vega’s latest hit is almost at 2 million views. Looking like it was recorded on a laptop camera in her basement, the crazy skills she displays in this video led to Miss Likkle Bits touring with the likes of Major Lazer.
RDX – KOTCH
Like a lot of the Sweded Trailers you see, the production value for the viral videos are ever improving. Here Jamaica’s, Russian Roulette dancers saved RDX a little money as their version of KOTCH removed the need for RDX to shoot an official video for one of the biggest dances of the year.
Over to the UK, here the Unique Silver dancers takeover the playground as on lookers with their children are made to feel a little uncomfortable.
FUSE ODG – ANTENNA
Rewwiinnddddd! I posted this in my last article, but it deserves a reload. The music of Nigeria and Ghana have been increasingly getting played at bashment parties in the UK. Way bigger than the official video, this couple do their interpretation of FUSE ODG’s crossover Azonto hit. Different to traditional dancehall, the dance moves are influences by those popular in Ghana.
MAJOR LAZER – WATCH OUT FOR THIS
One more for inspiration. Inspired by the style and dancing of the low budget early 90s videos by Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man and Chaka Demus & Pliers, Major Lazer take us back with this clip. Like the Snow of modern dancehall reggae, Diplo really dresses the part. Too funny!
See at Goodgod Danceteria this Saturday bruking it down in our competition. Get to practicing now!
*said Shabba Ranks Gold Rope may not be the genuine article. It is most likely a bad fake bought online.
This Saturday Knee Deep is back to warm your winter bones . Your favourite three freaks Yelo Magic, Resort Styles and Mike Who have come directly from the velodrome to the discothèque to provide you with the finest Disco, Boogie and Future Funk heaters. This month they have also enlisted the special guest duties to one of the countries finest on the wheels DJ Shan Frenzie to take you on a ride through his deep crates.
The last two Parties have heaved with late night crawlers vibing till the almighty call of the burger gods. So once again we suggest you come and join us in the depths of the Tatler bunker and unleash your inner freak.
Here is a uber special mix by Mike Who that you can stretch or skate to at home before Saturday.
Just incase anyone wanted to know the sample from the start is from quite possibly one f the greatest ever dance scenes from a movie. This will be recreated live on Saturday at Knee Deep.
Ah, I had this whole plan of how my set was going to go, and then at the end of it I was going to be carried out the club like a god. But unfortunately my serato bugged out and died on me twice midset. Only after deleting a heap of Woody Allen and Disney films I had been downloading this week, did I continue problem free.
Beast of a night. Despite the rain folks came out in force, hungry for some rap music. Adit kicked it off with some tasty rnb and new hip hop gems.
I came on, fucked up the club with New Slaves midset. Gave it a pull up. Shit went off. White kids rapping that shit like they meant every word. Like it was their parents who experienced racism.
The homie Nacho Pop who saved my ass a few times when Serato committed suicide on me, came back on with heavy hitting, bass heavy club jams to really work out the Goodgod system.
And then Mike Who bringing it back with some old school hip hop gems to keep a significant the crowd hanging on till 4am.
We had fun. Hope you did to. Maybe we should do it again leading into summer. What do you think?
Listen: Busta Rhymes – Twerk Remix ft Nicki Minaj
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – M.A.A.D. City (Illusion Intro Edit)
The Player Haters Ball returns to the Goodgod Danceteria. This time to pay tribute to Dr Dre’s 2001 album. Joyride and his band of merry men gave these gangsta rap classics a pimped out soul reworking, while Levins, Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Joyride in DJ mode threw down jam after jam to keep the dancefloor heaving till the early hours of the morning.
Weren’t there? Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! Here is a little taste of what you missed out on…